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What class of safety vest should I use

Posted by on 4:07 am in Blog, Uncategorized

Classifications of safety vests Safety vests are divided into three classification. The lowest level of visibility is class one. Class one is for people working a in a parking lot, ticket takers, grocery store bag attendants and workers who by need to meet low levels safety visibility and are working in a area where traffic […]

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No more hassle for HR managers

Company stores are the best method to reward employees with custom apparel Reasons for choosing a company store from Northwest Custom Apparel Allows employer or employee committee to select apparel to be given to employees. Allows selection of custom logo for apparel Choose a custom logo for an event No requirement to purchase apparel. Only […]

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Embroidered Patches are very popular in Tacoma

Posted by on 4:40 pm in Embroidery, Uncategorized

Patches are economical Embroidered patches are inexpensive and can be applied to all different styles of apparel. The most popular is application to caps. Elmer Fudd caps When we started Northwest our mission was to manufacturer embroidered patches and apply them to caps. We opened our factory in Tacoma, Wa.Caps in 1977 didn’t have a […]

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Marketing at 2 cents a impression

Posted by on 9:22 pm in Uncategorized

Capture eyeballs Screen Printed tees are very effective in capturing eyeballs. Getting your message out is effective marketing. That’s why we recommend printed tees. A good example is the price of a tee shirt. This averages around $8.00 a tee. Lets assume this tee will last a year and will be worn about 30 times. […]

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Patch Cap Program

Patch Caps Elevate Your Brand

Patch Cap Program Northwest Custom Apparel and Outdoor Cap have partnered together to bring you high quality embroidered patch caps with low order quantities.  New technology has allowed us to lower the minimum order to 48 caps. Trucker caps with embroidered patches are HUGE in the Pacific Northwest from micro-breweries, restaurants and construction companies that […]

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Micro DTG Factories

Amazon Technology Helps local Apparel Micro-Factories

Many believe Amazon only works with gigantic embroidery and apparel companies like Custom Ink, Logo Up, Nike and Land’s End. This was true a few years ago, but now Amazon is choosing local micro-factories that are located in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. A micro-factory is any factory that has less than 25 employees with […]

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Welcome Your New Employee On Their First Day

Posted by on 2:29 pm in Blog, Industry Tips, Uncategorized

In the past, we never had a welcome program when we hired a new employee. The typical first day of our new employee would be they show up at 8 o’clock in the morning. Our receptionist would greet them and ask “who are you”.  The new hire would respond “I’m John your new digital print […]

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Why does my t-shirt have burn marks and smells like vinegar?

Have you ever received a direct to garment printed T-shirt that looks like it has burn marks and smells like vinegar? Do not worry because this is the process of direct to garment printing. If your shirt smells like vinegar it most likely was printed using a Kornit direct to garment printer.  Kornit printers use […]

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Why order approvals are important

One of the key points when buying custom apparel is the order approval.   The order approval protects the customer and the embroidery company and guarantees that your order is done 100% correct to your satisfaction  If you’re already an embroidery buyer I recommend you don’t do anything without signed order approval’s. There are several […]

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